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“Even if it’s not exactly a podium finish, will maybe bring eyes to the sport”- Aditi Ashok

It was a narrow miss but a broad display. Aditi Ashok, after finishing fourth in the Olympics, has turned into the poster girl of new-age sport in India. Through the Tokyo Olympics, Aditi Ashok’s putting held, but more importantly, the mind was in the right place. The two aspects, so …

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The men won, the eves lost; but with heads high, both scripted a turn around for Indian Hockey

The Indian Men’s Hockey team won their bronze medal match against Germany by 5-4, whereas the Women’s Team went down to Great Britain by 4-3 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But the spirited performance by both the teams in this Olympics will continue to inspire generations. Win for the Men …

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Tokyo Moment: 46-year-old Olympic veteran Oksana Chusovitina retires after 8 Olympics; gets a standing ovation from the Gymnastic arena

Oksana Chusovitina, the Uzbek athlete, received a legendary farewell in her eighth Olympic campaign, at the Tokyo 2020 Games, proving that camaraderie and respect in sport still prevail. Oksana Chusovitina had an incredible career, with her first Olympic participation dating way back to 1992. She was the Soviet all-around champion …

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Day 7 Glory: Lovlina Borgohain stuns former world champion Nien-Chin to assure India another medal for India in Tokyo 2020

23-year-old Indian Boxer Lovlina Borgohain caused a huge upset in the quarter finals of the Women’s Welterweight category by beating former world champion, Nien-Chin from Chinese Taipei. Thus, she not only secured a berth in the semi-finals of the event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but also assured the nation …

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Tokyo Moment: Flora Duffy puts her name into the record books; makes Bermuda the smallest country to have an Olympic Gold Medal

33 years old Flora Duffy pulled off a stunning victory in 10km Run to give Bermuda its first-ever Olympic gold medal. Thanks to Duffy’s win, Bermuda became the smallest country to bag a gold medal at any edition of the summer Olympic Games.  The small island of Bermuda, located in …

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Tokyo Moment: One for the history book; 13-year-old Nishiya Momiji wins gold in the inaugural Street Skateboarding competition

Teenage Japanese Skateboarding sensation Nishiya Momji took home the gold medal in the Women’s Street Skateboarding competition. At just 13, she became one of the youngest Olympian ever to win a gold medal.  Nishiya Momji beat Brazil’s Rayssa Leal, to gain the top spot on the Olympic podium, thanks to …

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Tokyo Moment: An “unbelievable” victory of Ahmed Hafnaoui in 400m Freestyle Swimming makes every Tunisian proud

18-year-old Ahmed Hafnaoui from Tunisia became only the 5th Tunisian to win an Olympic gold medal, after he beat Australian swimmer Jack McLoughlin in the 400m Swimming Freestyle finals at the Tokyo 2020. Termed officially as the Republic of Tunisia, the country is the northernmost nation residing in the African …

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Tokyo Moment: At 12, Syria’s Hend Zaza makes Olympic debut; instills hope despite her exit

12-year-old Syrian Hend Zaza, rose above the challenges posed by civil war to make her way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and make history, by becoming the youngest Olympian to participate not just in this particular edition, but the youngest one since 1968. Syria had a small 6-person delegation to …

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‘Babe’ Didrikson Zaharias: an extraordinary Track and Field Olympian who excelled in Golf and was proficient in a handful of other sports as well

Sometimes regarded as one of the greatest athletes ever to have lived, ‘Babe’ Didrikson Zaharias, byname of Mildred Ella Zaharias, holds more records and medals than any other 20th-century athlete. Mildred Ella Didrikson achieved particular success in Basketball, Baseball and Track and Field. However, she is most widely known because …

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